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-- obviously lots of opinions on president Obama's strategy -- biggest question is the war in Afghanistan.
Winnable or really be another Vietnam for the US and -- -- gonna pay for the additional troops with our budget.
Already out of control.
Let me bring in representative Joseph Wilson a Republican from South Carolina also serves on the house armed services committee.
-- represented a thank you very much for joining us are happy hour right at your statement here following the news of this -- that the president's going to announce tonight an increase of 30000 troops.
And you say well it was long overdue that basically -- -- this decision.
That's been a bit of the criticism that they did vice president former Vice President Dick Cheney saying they have President Obama did -- -- on this decision.
This is a critical position you want to rush to make this decision because he took several months to make it you see that as criticism.
Well I would say that we should be following the wishes of our commanders on the ground.
General Stanley McChrystal who was appointed by President Obama has made the request I'm very pleased that there will be providing the troops the reinforcements -- -- needed.
This is how we can protect American families by defeating the terrorists overseas.
So what took so long that if this is what we needed to win the war in Afghanistan why -- we send women fighting this war for eight years now born on nine years.
What -- -- -- so long -- this is what it's going to take to win this war to send more American troops.
Well actually the level of conflict there -- only until -- picked up in 2007.
Are part of that there -- less than a hundred attacks in the country -- day.
And so we now have one month and so we now have an increase in violence because of -- success in Iraq.
We know that Osama bin Laden.
His followers al-Qaeda.
Have moved the central front of the war from Iraq where they have lost to Afghanistan so we must defeat them overseas to protect American families at home.
Is this a mistake and the president is not going to follow General McChrystal recommendation and send.
Troops it is that going to make a big difference.
Sending 101000 last.
Well I think we learned a lesson from Iran and that was by sending sufficient troop strength we were actually able to bring the troops home from more quickly.
We're able to save lives we reduce violence.
We help build a civil society.
In Iraq and economy.
Enabling us to have a real exit strategy and exit strategy is that we should win and I agree with the president complete the job.
Absolutely I was gonna pay for this were already talking about this budget being out of control the economy here at home is still a mass.
Now were going to even increase the budget more added we pay for this specifically and put it in the budget.
And the way we should do it is through the appropriations process and -- cut back on the wild and crazy spending that we've had -- -- when audit of the stimulus funds.
Billions of dollars have been reported to -- have been spent to create no jobs.
We should be working to reduce the expenditures.
To reduce the borrowing because the money's not there.
And -- -- reduce the borrowing then you can actually address the defense needs of our country protecting American families we've already learned from 9/11.
That you can conduct -- military operation out of Afghanistan to kill American families and so the way to stop that the futures to treat them overseas.
Representative Joseph Wilson thank you very much for joining us for happy hour thank you.
Thank you ought to be.
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